Workers Injured In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion File Complaint In Texas

HOUSTON — (Mealey’s) Three injured workers and the widow of a man killed in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast last month filed a personal injury and wrongful death action in a Texas state court on May 4 ( Joshua Kritzer, et al. v. Transocean Ltd., et al...

Brad Marten On Fighting The Last War: The Relevance (And Irrelevance) Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill To The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill

By Brad Marten A number of us in the Pacific Northwest can remember the phone call that came in the spring of 1989 telling us to come to Alaska. There had been an oil spill, the caller said, and we had better get up there right away. We packed up and left, sometimes with just a couple of sets of clothes...

Thoughts From The HB Litigation Conference On BP Oil Spill, Developing Legal, Insurance Issues

By John L. Watkins, Shareholder, Chorey, Taylor & Feil Last week, courtesy of my friends at LEXIS, I attended the HB Litigation Conference in Atlanta on litigation and insurance coverage issues arising from the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The presenters included extremely...

EPA Releases First Round Of Peer Review Toxicity Testing Data For 8 Oil Dispersants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Environmental Protection Agency has released peer reviewed results from the first round of its own independent toxicity testing on eight oil dispersants. EPA conducted testing to ensure that decisions about ongoing dispersant use in the Gulf of Mexico continue to be grounded...

Louisiana Department Of Health And Hospitals Report On Oil Spill Injuries, Illnesses

BATON ROUGE, La. (CompNewsNetwork) - Two hundred and twenty-seven oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its sixth surveillance report released July 16. One hundred and ninety-three of those cases involved workers...

Paul Sterbcow Named To Deepwater Horizon PSC

HOUSTON - Judge Carl J. Barbier named Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris co-counsel Paul Sterbcow to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Deepwater Horizon litigation. The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee position is highly sought after; more than 100 attorneys from around the United...